Bank of Oklahoma

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“Growth of Bank of Oklahoma – and new Headquarters”

 Steve Bradshaw is president and CEO of BOK Financial Corporation, a top 25 U.S. based financial services company. He oversees the midwest-based corporation which provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and the TransFund electronic funds transfer network. Bradshaw became the top executive at BOK Financial in January of 2014.

In his more than 20 years at BOK Financial, Bradshaw has served in a number of roles, ultimately having oversight of every function of the bank at some point. Most recently he served as senior executive vice president and was responsible for all aspects of consumer banking, corporate marketing, mortgage banking, investment securities, trust activities, treasury services, international banking, community development and Community Reinvestment Act responsibilities for all seven banks within the company. He also served as chairman of BOK Financial’s broker-dealer subsidiary, BOSC, Inc. and had executive responsibility for two BOK Financial subsidiary banks, Colorado State Bank and Trust and Bank of Kansas City.

Bradshaw joined the company in 1991 and became president of BancOklahoma Investment Center and BOSC, Inc. He then served as senior vice president/private financial services manager responsible for a sales, marketing, and support unit comprised of private banking, personal trust and estates, retail brokerage, insurance services, fiduciary tax, real estate and minerals management.

Bradshaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with distinction from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Very active in the community, Bradshaw currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and is former chairman of its convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Tulsa. Bradshaw is a past board member of Tulsa Community Foundation, Tulsa River Parks Authority, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, YWCA Tulsa, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), and Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. He is a Trustee at the University of Tulsa and has held numerous other civic and social board positions throughout his career, including 2016 Tulsa Area United Way Campaign Chair with his wife, Marla.

John Higginbotham serves as the Oklahoma City CEO for Bank of Oklahoma. He has been in various management roles in this market during his 31 year tenure. John is passionate about making BOK the bank of choice, working with his employees to create a culture that focuses on employee development, outstanding customer service and community investment. John does this personally through his service on the boards of City Rescue Mission, OKC Chamber, United Way, Allied Arts, Downtown OKC, Inc., RIED and the OK Health Center Foundation. He previously served as President for OKC Philharmonic and Canterbury Voices boards. John co-chaired the 2014 and 2015 OKC Chamber TRDC Campaign and was recognized as one of Journal Record’s Most Admired CEOS in 2016 and 2017. John is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, Julie, reside in Edmond and have two adult children, Lauren and Stephen and daughter-in-law, Sarah. They are active members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.

Chair of the Day

Judy Hatfield’s corporate experience prior to Equity Commercial Realty included Plant Controller of Westinghouse Electric Corporation; Vice President of TOTCO, a division of Baker International; Owner of Hatfield and Bell, Public Relations; and Vice President, First National Bank of Norman.

Judy’s real estate career began in 1986 when she handled the first of approximately 200 receiverships during the “Oil Bust” in Oklahoma. During that time, Equity had approximately 200 employees in three states. As the company continued on its strategic plan, Judy later was instrumental in the redevelopment of Campus Corner in Norman, across the street from the University of Oklahoma Campus. She purchased a major ownership interest in the then blighted area, secured a TIF district, developed a marketing campaign and redeveloped the buildings she owned with a partner, which successfully revived the popular Campus Corner.

Her most recent redevelopment project in downtown OKC is Carnegie Centre, an historic revitalization of the original Carnegie Library in downtown OKC which was transformed from the public library to 19 residential lofts, parking and storage, and 24,000 sf of commercial space including the UCO downtown campus. The total project is 66,000 sf at 131 Dean A. McGee in OKC.

Judy is active in the 96 acre prime development on I-35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman where the new Norman Healthplex Campus is located which boasts a 129 bed hospital, 15,000 sf retail center, dental office, 40,000 sf Heart Doctor Medical Office building, bank, new Best Western hotel, other medical facilities under construction and a CVS, McDonald’s, Sonic, and high end nursing facility. Across the street is a 40 plus acre development, Carrol Family Farm that is being redeveloped currently with a new bank as an anchor.

Judy’s Awards include:

Neal Horton Award at the Dean A. McGee Awards in OKC, OKC Top 25 Most Powerful Women, Journal Records Top 50 Women Making a Difference and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence.

Norman Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Person of the Year / Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International / Sooner Service Award, OU Women’s Basketball / Who’s Who of American Women / Oklahoma’s Business and Professional Women’s Club State President of the Year two years in a row

Judy currently serves on the Board of Directors for:

OKC Chamber of Commerce where she also serves on the Executive Committee OMRF, where she served as Co-Chair of the 241 Annual Event / 2015 OKC United Way / National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Annie Oakley Society / Sooner Stilettos, OU Women’s Basketball / Oklahoma State Chamber, where she served as Chairman / previously Allied Arts, where she served as Co-Chair of the Annual Campaign / previously Michael Price College of Business University of Oklahoma Board of Advisors / Visionary Oklahoma Women and many previous leadership rolls on Boards of Directors

Judy is active in her church, Oklahoma City Community Church, enjoys leadership roles in her community, actively mentors, loves to travel, and is involved in the development of a 400 acre family ranch, Hatfield Ranch.

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